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with compliance departments and upstarts with energy and ideas. this status inequality demands our attention. last week's bipartisan passage of the unfunded mandate's transparency and information act is a good start, but much more must be done. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the chair will receive message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i am directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina eek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging for our veterans. the skill sets learned while serving in the armed forces are highly valued and confidence is extraordinary of veterans who have proven work ethic.
will be recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the nuclear energy sector, not only do nuclear power plants provide affordable, reliable and clean energy, they also provide many quality high-paying jobs and are the backbone of many communities. my district is shome to a nuclear plant -- is home to a nuclear plant that employs near 700 people. nuclear energy is a secure energy source that plays a vital role in a responsible, all-of-the-above energy policy. mr. davis: it is the biggest provider of reliable, efficient, clean energy and it provides on-demand energy 24/7. the recent record cold temperatures in the midwest show the importance of energy diversification. many of my constituents saw steep increases in their electric bill. while pipes froze and transportation became difficult because of iced roads and bridges, nuclear power remained consistent. i worry that things could have become worse if nuclear power wasn't able to fill the gaps where needed. this is why i stand here today in support of nuclear energy and all of my constituents and the hardworkin
care reform, one of the authors of this bill, mr. waxman, the ranking member of energy and commerce, from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. waxman: i thank the gentleman for yielding to me. the truth of the matter is no matter how many votes the republicans cast to repeal the affordable care act, and no matter how many distortions they spread about the law, there are some facts they cannot change. they cannot change the fact that because the affordable care act nobody in america can ever again be denied health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. they cannot change the fact that a woman can never be charged more than a man for the same coverage. they cannot change the fact that a family will never again be left without coverage just because their child's hospital bills got too high. these facts are stubborn. they are inconvenient for my republican colleagues, so they ignore them and they deny them. republicans have voted or will today 50 times to try to take away the basic security and freedom guaranteed by the aff
-of-the-above energy strategy. it's part of our focus on the floor this week, in fact. because developing our own resources just doesn't bring jobs home, it strengthens america abroad. last month the energy and commerce committee released a report that says, and i'll quote, by becoming a natural gas exporter, the u.s. can you is plant the influence of other -- supplant the influence of other importers like russia and iran while strengthening our allies and trading partners around the world. the key word in that statement is can. we can is up plant russia's influence but -- supplant russia's influence but we won't as long as we have to contend with the energy department's achingly slow approval process. as we speak, the administration is sitting on 24 applications for natural gas exports, it's approved just six in the last three years. this amounts to a de facto ban that only emboldins vladimir putin, allowing him to sell large quanltities of natural gas to -- quantities of natural gas to our allies. the american people have seen the threat that putin puts forward. they know something must be done
the deficit. most important of all, it is about energy independence for our country. it is about working with canada and producing energy in this country so that we get our energy here locally rather than having to get it from the middle east. that is what americans want. they want us to be energy secure in this country. to do that, we need to produce more energy like we are doing in my state of north dakota and montana across the border. movepipeline would mode -- that loyal as well as canadian oil. it is about producing oil here, or getting it from our closest friend and neighbor, canada, rather than being dependent on the middle east. classification you to have to wait on a pipeline, how safe israel transportation of these products versus pipeline transportation? is it.that we are becoming more energy secure. it is great. it is jobs and what people want. to go with that energy, we need infrastructure. that infrastructure includes pipelines as well as moving products safely by train or truck. the keystone xl will take 500 trucks a day off rose in western north dakota. it is a safety is
of energy asked me to do that project in the department of energy. the department of energy was 133 task forces that needed a secretary or undersecretary had to participate in and had meetings at least once a week or whatever. i sent around a questionnaire to all of the assistant secretaries, deputies, how many up cap -- to these task force you do think we could illuminate? -- eliminate? the answer was none. even though some of them never went to them, never met, when push came to shove, they did not want to give it up because at some point in time and some future, there may be a task force that helps the department of energy. the agencies would tell us that morethey cannot give back stretch -- more spectrum, they probably needed more. if we didn't outside independent audit, we were probably get a totally different report. the chairman emeritus of energy and commerce committee. this is "the communicators." >> c-span. created by america's cable companies and brought to you as a public service. is this the technique that -- more efficient than direct mail? [laughter] -- glamour ofr reagan
. the energy minister went on about climate change. -- i haven'ting to had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. as a happy that there are climate change deniers in his government that is he happy that there are climate change deniers in his government? >> i praise him for his commitment to climate change. i like the new style. i think this is much more refreshing. his government has a solid track record of cutting carbon and investing in nuclear. the biggest energy program we have seen in this country for the first time in a long time we are on track to the renewable target. let's congratulate him on the record on the energy environment. >> the whole country would have heard they cannot answer the question about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. part to be ac matter of individual conscience. these to be the thing that was a passion above all else. >> order. order. >> the questions and the answers will be heard however long it takes for those who are exercising their vocal cords and the
are under way. they can develop alternative energy supplies, including fracking. including as the united states becomes an energy exporter, there are alternative sources there in the future and sources -- the inauguration of of the new pipeline project from the caspian sea which will be a new route for gas supplies into europe, not passing through russia, not from russia. this infrastructure will take time to develop but it is important to do so. the world is becoming increasingly unstable. this latest example to world peace is the classic case in my view. will the foreign secretary array with me -- agree with me that our country must rethink the funding of our armed forces to make sure we have the ships, the navy, the air force to me potential threats in the future. i am not hinting we should go to war on this case but it is a reminder we need to keep our defenses up. in an unstable world we do need to keep up our defenses, that is right. that is why this country is investing in some very sophisticated military projects for the future. as twotain the spending percent of our gdp on defen
, this will be a forum to show competing issues. but the republicans will offer general bills on taxes, trade, energy, regulatory curbs. pointing outl be the upbeat economic outlooks after all of these showdowns. >> we know congressional hearings on the budget begin ron wyden. what do you expect to hear on that? >> talking about leaving room for more priorities. heen is new to the panel and has his own ideas on tax policy. forum, it is a for them -- for airing out ideas. you will not see the senate democrats doing their own budget plan because they feel the agreement already put the spending caps in place. meanwhile, house republicans will have their plan pitted against their blueprints and that is the opening salvo, shall we say. >> house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law and there is a bill scheduled on the house floor on the individual mandates. what about that bill and current republican strategy? they've moved away from just trying to repeal it. same effect of the bill they passed last year and they are giving relief from the overhaul and causing them to delay
and energy that that private company has brought to the afghan media scene -- more about that in a minute. they are not the only ones. there are something like 75 television stations and 175 radio stations. either normal sleeve vigorous, varied conversation going on on the airways and in afghanistan. largest but be the it is one of many. that is a notable piece of media landscape. the third thing is as an embassy thecial i went around country and often visited tiny in villages and small towns around afghanistan. there are a lot of them. going to a one-room fm station and a small town but does not have to much going for it and you find young people at the microphone finding some way to get a little bit and music on with a basic tape recorder. in many cases the stations were help ofby locals with ngos, which is resented by some of interviews. while they run some local -- ent, maybe have another green shoot and a strong one, an important one. a varied source of strength for afghanistan going forward. we are here in this panel to discuss what i think is one of the most important advances over
broadening the energy base for the navy. how is that going? and how do you manage that? >> first it is going very well. to answer the first question it is fuel and energy is a military vulnerability particularly the way we are doing it today. i'm very glad that america is producing more oil and gas. but even if we produce all that we can use, there are two overriding factors. number one oil and gas are global commodities and the price is set globally. so, you get some instability somewhere, you get somebody threatening to close a strait somewhere, you get anything, when the price of oil went up $10 with syria syria is not a major producer but it sis the security premium that traders place on oil regardless of where it is coming from. every time the price of oil goes up a dollar a barrel it costs the navy and manner corps an additional $30 million. in 2011 and 2012 the navy was presented with an additional unbudgeted $2 billion in fall costs. well there are not many places to go get that sort of money. you can take it out fof operations. so you steam less, fly less, or if
changing for centuries. the energy minister went on about climate change. you are not going to draw me on that. i haven't had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. will the prime minister clarify, is he happy that there are climate change deniers in his government? >> this is obviously the new approach to prime minister's questions. you come in and praise the prime minister for his commitment to climate change. i like the new style. i think this is much more refreshing. this government has a solid track record of cutting carbon and investing in nuclear. the biggest renewable energy program we have seen in this country, for the first time in a long time we are on track to the renewable target. perhaps he would like to get up again and congratulate me on the record on the energy environment. >> the whole country will have heard they cannot answer the question about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. it was a basic part to be a matter of individual conscience. it used to be the thing
of their energy supplies and actually we have seen a significant recession in european leadership over the last ten to 20 years. but we need to act and we need to speak up in favor of the people who are now being overtaken in crimea by vladimir putin's army, his military. and i worry and -- in conclusion i say it's time we woke up about vladimir putin. it's time that this administration got real. and it's also time for us to worry about what vladimir putin will do on eastern ukraine on the pretext that somehow disorder and demonstrations might require russian presence. and my friends, if we allow mr. putin to assert his authority over these areas because of russian-speaking people, that message is not lost on poland, where there's russian population, on romania, on latvia, estonia, lithuania and moldova, and we are on the verge possibly of seeing a move to reassert the old russian empire, which is mr. putin's lifelong ambition. madam president, i've overstayed my time. i thank my colleague from alabama and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: madam president? the presiding officer: the sen
district work every day to provide our nation's energy independence and to get our nation out of the middle east. but they are tired of fighting new unfunded mandates. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from massachusetts seek recognition? without objection, so ordered, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. tsongas: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today as a member of the sustainable energy and environment coalition to talk about a significant issue for massachusetts and our nation. the wind production tax credit. in the past two years, clean energy jobs in massachusetts have grown by 24%, and are projected to grow another 11% in 2014. thanks to the wind industry, the commonwealth has seen an influx of over 200 -- $200 million in capital investment and is home to nine wind-related manufacturing facilities. massachusetts is also home to the wind technology testing center, which at the time of its opening, was the first facility in the country capable of testing large-scale wind turbine blades up to
enough water to take care of their need for the next 25 years. they not only have an energy problem and the pollution problem. they have a problem of fundamental shift in their society from an agrarian society to a society made up of cities of 20 or 30 or arty 5 million people. they are in a position where they have real problems. europe we want to see do well, but why are manufacturers coming from europe as well as china and the far east? gas is seven times cheaper here than it is there. we are going to be the epicenter of energy in north america throughout the first half of the 20th century. that's not a boast. it's a pure, natural fact. we have everything going for us. everything. we have the best education. our workers are three times as productive. that's not the kids they are bad. we are better. it's time we remind ourselves just how powerful we are politically, economically, and
speaker, we are in a global competition, a global race on clean energy and innovation. in our efforts to witness race and ensure our place as the kingpin of the global economy, for decades to come we must support a secure, all of the above domestic energy supply that includes both newly abundant traditional fossil fuels as well as clean renewable energy. energy such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro, nuclear, and more. we simply cannot continue to rely on a single fossil fuel to power our economy. that is not wise, long-term policy. today i would like to highlight one of these abundant job creating clean energy sources. wind energy, one way to support this critical source of energy for our nation is the federal production tax credit. the credit that keeps electricity rates low and encourages development of proven renewable energy projects. this credit expired at the end of last year, and must be retroactively extended to foster job growth and promote a greener and cleaner environment for the next generation. the p.t.c., production tax credit, also creates jobs. in my district, the capita
and offered general goals on taxes, trade, energy, and regulatory curves. pointing outl keep the upbeat economic outlook. >> let me jump in. we know congressional hearings on the budget again next week, including one wednesday with the finance committee chairman wyden. >> talking about breathing room for more -- he is new to the tax-writing panel. he has his own ideas about tax policy. again, it is a forum for airing ideas about the broader economy. you want be seeing the summit -- their democrats be doing own budget plan. the field the december agreement .ut the spending caps in place the republicans will do their own plan, which will contrast with the administration's blueprint. house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law. next week, there is a bill scheduled. what about the bill and what is the current republican strategy? >> they obviously still object to obamacare. i think they have moved away from trying to repeal it. now they are going after individual pieces. the measure coming up next week has the same effect the bill the house passed has. it draw
. they don't have enough water to take care of their need for the next 25 years. they not only have an energy problem and the pollution problem. they have a problem of fundamental shift in their society from an agrarian society to a society made up of cities of 20 or 30 or 35 million people. they are in a position where they have real problems. europe, we want to see do well, but why are manufacturers coming from europe as well as china and the far east? energy, gas is seven times cheaper here than it is there. we are going to be the epicenter of energy in north america throughout the first half of the 20th century. that's not a boast. it's a pure, natural fact. we have everything going for us. everything. we have the best education. our workers are three times as productive. that's not because they are bad. we are better. it's time we remind ourselves just how powerful we are politically, economically, and militarily. use that power to generate the kind of education system, the kind of job opportunities, and the kind of opportunities that grow the rest of the world. there's not a leader in t
bilateral and multilateral interactions. energy cooperation talks were canceled. the obama administration has placed a hold on all aspects of bilateral interaction. host: is it enough to have sanctions to influence what is going on in ukraine? the economic situation in russia may be more marvel to economic pressures than most -- may be more vulnerable to economic pressure than most people think. other analysts are not so sure. the russian system is extremely opaque. not a lot of good data is coming out. they have the ability to manipulate that data. has taken the decision that whatever costs or pressure he is to suffer under, willing to take those costs. he still sees the benefits. what is the point of all this? putin, ukraine and crimea are personal issues. many russians believe that crimea is russian territory. the people there identify as russian and crimea should always be a part of russia. there is a nationalistic element , a domestic, political element. has aly, putin long-standing policy of projecting russian power. some will say it is an effort to reconstitute the soviet bloc. i t
that the current or naaqs provisions do? when you're dealing with regulation of energy usage, right? as opposed to emission of lead or -- >> well, the main thing now is significant energy fishs. -- efficiency. for example, different kinds of turbirnes and processes -- >> the same as for domestic, energy efficient light bulbs. >> i really don't think this is about light bulbs. mr. chief justice. >> no, but my point is that at the moment that is largely true. >> of course the e.p.a. is considering and scientists are trying to develop other technologies like carbon capture technology that. -- and that's the whole point of best available control technology, that as best -- better options come on line, it allows for that. that's how the statute is supposed to work. >> if you regulate -- i'm trying to understand the arguments in your brief. if you prevail on the first, in other words, greenhouse gases may be regulated with respect to sourced already subject to permitting, my understanding is it gets you to 80% of the greenhouse gases. >> that's correct. >> prevailing on the second gets you to 86%. >>
. the republicans are planning to roll out their own budget and offered general goals on taxes, trade, energy, and regulatory curves. democrats will keep pointing out the upbeat economic outlook. >> let me jump in. we know congressional hearings on the budget again next week, including one wednesday with the finance committee chairman ron wyden. >> talking about breathing room for more -- he is new to the tax-writing panel. he has his own ideas about tax policy. again, it is a forum for airing ideas about the broader economy. you want be seeing the summit -- senate democrats be doing their own budget plan. the field the december agreement put the spending caps in place. the republicans will do their own plan, which will contrast with the administration's blueprint. >> house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law. next week, there is a bill scheduled. what about the bill and what is the current republican strategy? >> they obviously still object to obamacare. i think they have moved away from trying to repeal it. now they are going after individual pieces. the mea
is announcing a $1 billion energy subsidy package. moscow amid worries that was ready to stretch its military rich further into the mainland. your reaction? guest: is a good sign the tangible support. it is important to remember that the united states along with russia and great written in 1994 -- in great britain in 1994 made certain assurances to the ukraine, and russia is now in violation. they need to respond to support ukraine and look for ways to in allies russia until they cease military action. host: president vladimir putin back, but saides that russia reserves the right to protect russians in the country and he accused the u.s. of encouraging an unconstitutional he hopes russia will not need to use force in predominantly russian-speaking eastern ukraine . guest: there is a certain irony there. first of all, president vladimir fled.ch when the agreement was signed, the russian representative refused to witness it. .here is a certain irony it has not been carried out because viktor yanukovych fled to russia. host: let's start with mario in connecticut on the line for democrats. good m
of the biggest facters in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to american energy. the all-of-the-above energy strategy that i announced a few years ago is working and today america's closer to energy independence than we have been in decades. safe and ensures the responsible production of natural gas and cleaner electricity generation from fossil fuels. it creates new incentives to cut the amount of energy we place in our cars, trucks, homes and factories. it promotes clean energy in things like solar, by making permanent tax credits. and it continues to strength protection of our air, water, land and communities and addresses the threat of climate change. climate change is in fact -- is a fact and we have to act with much more urgency to address it because a changing climate is already harming western communities, struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing with floods. that is why i directed my administration to work with states, utilities and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. and why
to the broader climate action plan and the energy initiatives in the president's budget? >> the overall effort, the climate action plan deals with the range of energy policies, things like investments in clean energy, things like moving on greenhouse gas emissions, and also dealing with resilience and making sure we are being a good partner to state and local governments as they prepare for the impacts of climate change. this is a piece of that. significant investment. again as i mentioned both through fema, to help state and local and tribal governments prepare, but also to include research data unlocking information that will be helpful in that process. and also building on our experience after superstorm sandy to make sure that we are investing in the right kinds of technologies. so there are multiple pieces of that. we consider it part of the verall target tax plan agenda. >> the ryan-murray deal for 2014 ows 10, 12 discretionier spending, but your wugget shows 10-33 in base discretionary spending. can you explain that discrepancy? >> we built the budget and built it to the basic 10-14, th
in washington this week, gives the members of the caucus renewed energy and purpose. events held during rare disease week highlight what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done and there is a lot to do but we will do it together. i am working on important legislation in this area, the bipartisan modernizing our drug and diagnostic evaluation and regulatory network, or modern cures act, that will update the nation's drug evaluation process to encourage the discovery and development of new treatments for chronic and rare diseases. the measure will also create a system that rewards efficiency and defectiveness to the benefit of all persons with rare diseases. the modern cures act will encourage the development of drugs abandoned in the development process. it will create a new category of drugs known as dormant therapies for compounds with insufficient patent protections, drugs that offer the promise to treat conditions with unmet medical needs. updating regulatory networks, such as patent reform, will help open the pipeline for new innovations and therapies. patients with degener
missions canceled. naval cooperation talks canceled. energy cooperation talks were canceled. the obama administration has placed a hold on all aspects of bilateral interaction. until the crisis in crimea is further resolved. host: is it enough to have sanctions to influence what is going on in ukraine? guest: the economic situation in russia may be more vulnerable to economic pressure than most people think. this is according to senior officials. they think that the russian ruble will tumble. willinvestment in russia fall. and that this will have a cumulative effect to pushing those who can influence moscow to have a change of calculus. other analysts are not so sure. the russian system is extremely opaque. not a lot of good data is coming out. they have the ability to manipulate that data. putin has taken the decision that whatever costs or pressure he has to suffer under, he is willing to take those costs. he still sees the benefits. host: what is the point of all this? from mr. putin's position. guest: for putin, ukraine and crimea are personal issues. he believes, and many russian
countries around the world have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they are doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavywater facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. onyou know why iran insists doing all of these things that the other peaceful countries do not do? it is because iran does not want a peaceful nuclear program. iran once a military nuclear program. i said it here once, i will say it here again -- if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if a quack like a duck, what is it? it ain't a chicken. it is certainly not a dove. it is still a nuclear duck. [applause] unfortunately, the leading powers of the world are talking about leaving iran with the capability to enrich uranium. i hope they do not do that. error.uld be a grave iranuld leave the ron -- as a threshold nuclear power. to rapidlyable iran develop nuclear weapons at a time when the world's attention and we seeelsewhere as we speak that that could happen. ,n one part of the world today tomorrow and another part, maybe north korea. just remember
the united states was sending voluntary contributions to the international atomic energy administration, whose voluntary contributions above membership dues were going to create capacity of the nuclear facility not in the national interest of the united states not in the national interest of the state of israel. for a decade i was told my concerns had no legitimate basis , that iran would never be able to bring the plant online and that iran's nuclear activities were not a major concern. history has shown us those assessments about iran's abilities and intentions were civilly wrong man -- wrong man and i believe they are wrong today. i am skeptical of iran keeping its promises. and what we should expect before we moved to an agreement that we would hope permanently dismantles iran's to clear weapon program. i support a diplomatic row gram to get us to a deal. this must be reinforced by international commitment to international regime -- to sanctions against iran. we must keep the pressure on. we cannot let them opt you skate -- obvious gate -- obfuscate to make sure they never have the
that pay good wages. manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure. over two, train folks with the skills they need to get those jobs. something that your senator is working hard to do everyday. [applause] three, guaranteeing every child has access to a world-class education. [applause] four, making sure that hard work is rewarded with wages youcan live on and savings can retire on and health care you can count on. that is what we are fighting for. [applause] minnesota is helping to lead the way on these issues. poisedate legislature is to raise your minimum wage this year. [applause] i called for a new women's economic agenda. it is actually a family economic agenda. equal pay for equal work. leaders in your state legislature are working hard on this because they know when women succeed, america succeeds. [applause] on all these issues, we are reaching out to members of congress, looking to see if they are willing to work with us on some of these priorities. what i also said at the state of the union is, in this year of action, whenever i can partner directly with states or cities or bus
here is important. in congress we often focus our energy and attention on those issues that are most divisive and controversial. there are real substantive disagreements between the two parties and among the american people. but congress must do the hard things and every now and then we get an opportunity to do something easy. this should be easy. the reforms in this bill are low-hanging fruit. these are modest reforms supported by republicans and democrats alike. some of these changes merely codify sdemreck tiff orders issued by the -- executive orders issued by the last two democrat presidents. some of my colleagues have suggestions for improvement and have offered amendments to this bill. great. these will be discussed tomorrow in an open and transparent process. in fact, mr. speaker, every democrat amendment that was submitted has been included in this rule. i hope that my colleagues will join me in supporting this sensible legislation that had enhance transparency, accountability and awareness of federal mandates. i urge my colleagues to vote for this rule and the underlying bil
amounts would cut the initial amounts of energy programs. he is having a lot of his prime programs in order to focus on infrastructure. the private sector should be focusing on this. this is what "the washington times" says. anotherident announced 600 million dollars in competitive grant funding through the federal transportation department to pay for construction and repair projects in states. of thehe latest round transportation investment generating economic recovery program, which began as part of obama's 2009 stimulus package. should be rallying together the different transportation organizations that have the budget and the know-how to make something possible. throwing money at something that is not -- that does not have a full flange is -- is the problem of the administration. caller: i appreciate you discussing this topic. day to goke all through the list that are going on in my home town report that need to be done. host: why is that? illinois, they are broke and our community is broke. it would take a program like the one barack obama is mentioning to come up with the fun
and is not the first time carriers have had this problem. in the whole cold war the soviets put enormous energy enormous money into taking out the aircraft carriers and the strikers and that is how i cut my teeth in this business, figuring out ways to make it survivable and actually we did an awful lot in those days. none of those things would work in today in today's world but we are so used to dominating and we don't spend anywhere near the money we should on electronic warfare and deception and other things like that can make a huge difference and in this budget environment we can actually afford things like that. we need to be more creative so that's .1. joint strike fighter is another program that suffers from the same challenge of how can we talk about shorter range in a world where they are pushing us further and further out and i think the same point comes in, we have to recognize jsf is the only jet we have built that is built from the ground up to be survivable in a challenging bw environment for example. that's a tremendous capability. we haven't started to figure out what we can do
with regulation of energy usage, right? as opposed to emission of lead or -- >> well, the main thing now is significant energy fishs. -- efficiency. for example, different kinds of turbirnes and processes -- >> the same as for domestic, energy efficient light bulbs. >> i really don't think this is about light bulbs. mr. chief justice. >> no, but my point is that at the moment that is largely true. >> of course the e.p.a. is considering and scientists are trying to develop other technologies like carbon capture technology that. -- and that's the whole point of best available control technology, that as best -- better options come on line, it allows for that. that's how the statute is supposed to work. >> if you regulate -- i'm trying to understand the arguments in your brief. if you prevail on the first, in other words, greenhouse gases may be regulated with respect to sourced already subject to permitting, my understanding is it gets you to 80% of the greenhouse gases. >> that's correct. >> prevailing on the second gets you to 86%. >> that's correct. >> so this is a fight about an additi
it is there. we are going to be the epicenter of energy in north america throughout the first half of the 20th century. that's not a boast. it's a pure, natural fact. we have everything going for us. everything. we have the best education. our workers are three times as productive. that's not the kids they are bad. we are better. it's time we remind ourselves just how powerful we are politically, economically, and militarily. use that power to generate the kind of education system, the kind of job opportunities, and the kind of opportunities that grow the rest of the world. there's not a leader in the world who wouldn't trade positions with the united states. listen to maury povich say, woe is me. come on. i have a simple closing comment. get up. get up and get out and win in 2014. talk about what we value. get up. [applause] [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [applause] [applause] tom harkin is the author of the senate will to raise minimum wage. he is our guest on newsmakers. here's a preview of what he
of pedophiles by video chatting with students. stoves thaton cook help families use cleaner energy. it doesn't stop with what is possible today. they show how students are imagining the future. classmates with disabilities, individualized learning platforms that you can carry around in your pocket. that is the kind of creativity and imagination we want all of our young people to embrace. ofcannot wait to see more that innovative spirit later this year when we host our first ever white house maker fair. [applause] we already have a white house science fair. this new event is going to highlight how americans young and old, tinkerers and inventors are designing tools and machines that will open our minds and empower our economy. we want to bring this spirit into the classroom. that is why i lunched -- launched something we are calling connect-ed. the mission is to connect 99% of america's students to hide the seed -- high-speed broadband internet. the average american school has about the same internet bandwidth as the american home. that means our students are at a disadvantage. when less than
incentives for the oil, gas, and other fossil energy companies. full funding for the affordable care act and new funds for labs to work on cyber security and research centers. $276 billion raised through changes to international tax system. democraticorgia, caller, what do you make of the budget? he has good intentions. people have to understand that pass nothingnna while obama is in office. until these people stop putting down the division in america and thinking democratic and republican and start thinking people, look to the people that are talking. most of these people who are talking and fighting obama, they are millionaires. beingon't care about republican or democrat. they care about their money. we need to understand this. we need to come together. we are hard-working people. we deserve everything we got. host: sam stein suites this out -- tweets this out -- the budget proposal is $100 million less than bush's 2002 level when adjusted for inflation. that caller was a veteran. military cuts could be rude array beginning -- rude awakening for veterans. puts thisgton post chart toge
, such as hunting and fishing and bothing. the study -- boating. the study must look at energy production and transmission. it requires the federal government to identify all existing authorities that could be utilized to condemn private property. we want property owners to know how much power the government will be given so they can form an educated opinion whether they should participate in or support a wild and scenic river designation. and mr. speaker, the bill would require the federal government to identify those authorities that compel it to become involved in real local zoning. while federal designation of the york river clearly has an appeal to the local advocates, supporting this legislation, it's important for the community to be aware that it requires local zoning to conform to the dictates of the federal act. and lastly, mr. speaker, i would note, that this exact legislation passed the house last congress, but because the senate failed to act on it, it is being considered once again in this congress. and with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pr
? shorter refueling times. private women fits -- benefits account for 92% of the benefits in energy efficient standards, and 70% energy efficiency standards for refrigerators. the private benefit accounting is a claim depriving consumers of preferred choices would make them better off. benefits like fuel savings are worth more to consumers than realized. to exclude regulations from analysis based on faulty and misleading benefits analysis would only encourage distortion. the identified burdensome new mandates for the parties that have to bear the burden. you see that company bears the burden, that cost gets passed on directly to consumers. so this quote-unquote private benefits that you're going to get more benefit than you thought would you get or see, doesn't offis the the cost they do see coming out of their paycheck when gasoline's more expensive, groceries are more expensive, electricity is more expensive. often parties who pay the cost of these regulations are not the same parties that actually enjoy the benefits. even if a rule is predicted to have a net benefit impacted enco
a year of american taxpayer money, going to them. we talk about tax policy, we talk energy policy, but i want to focus this evening on these two issues. labor and education. leaving aseed the research issue, which is fundamental to future economic growth because you have to be ahead and that's where the research comes and the infrastructure, which i'll weave into this but i want to focus on labor and education. and i want to focus on a very important part of this equation. this very important part about the middle class. and those who want to be in the middle class. specifically, i want to talk about women. and i want to talk about a women's economic agenda. about why this is critically important. not just to women and their children and the families, but also to america. and to america's future. . we know that the american family has changed. we know that over the years more and more families are raised by a single parent. and in most cases that's a single mother. and so a women's economic agenda is critical for those children. it's also visitcal for the american economy. -- critical fo
-- department. the drug enforcement agency. their work should be obvious. the energy department which is where my security clearance currently resides which looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. each of the five armed forces as its own intelligence branch. you put all that together and to 16 of them. the problem with the silos. we learned from 9/11 that all that intelligence was never brought together. lookyou retrospectively back and see all the clues, all the pieces were there and they never were put into a coherent whole. we need an integrated intelligence on a more practical level. i have a friend who went to graduate school. he was commander of the submarine. to go given an order photograph a brand-new ship from a hostile country. , tookt into shallow water great risks, took some photographs. he was able to escape and come out. manyyou think you have people live in your hands and you take that kind of risk. he later transferred to the national security council and was working on things when this particular question came up. they looked at the files with extensive photographs of
to leadership and for ample he wants to get fred upton, chairman of the energy and commerce committee, it would be unlikely that someone who benefits from being able to control a powerful committee would ever sign a discharge petition. >> your headline in "the hill" is reflective of the tone, perhaps, democrats seek to force society on the minimum wage. does that mean there are no republicans who indicated any support for it? >> there are republicans that indicated support but they in their press conference, they predict if there was a vote it would pass just because, you know, this polls very well. 71% in the polls they were citing support raising the minimum wage. there was a gallup poll in november. if the bill came to the floor there just would be a lot of public pressure to pass this and score a big win for democrats ahead of the election. if it doesn't go through, i think that they're going to to make it a campaign issue. harry reid planned to delay working on this until march. ? there had been talked about bring -- talk about bringing it quickly. he was asked about this, he blamed it on
they don't have enough water to take care of their need for the next 25 years. they not only have an energy problem and the pollution problem. they have a problem of fundamental shift in their society from an agrarian society to a society made up of cities arty 5 million people. they are in a position where they have real problems. we want to see do well, manufacturers coming from europe as well as china and the far east? gas is seven times cheaper here than it is there. epicenterng to be the of energy in north america throughout the first half of the 20th century. that's not a boast. it's a pure, natural fact. going for us.hing everything. education. best our workers are three times as productive. that's not the kids they are bad. we are better. it's time we remind ourselves just how powerful we are politically, economically, and militarily. use that power to generate the kind of education system, the kind of job opportunities, and the kind of opportunities that grow the rest of the world. there's not a leader in the world who wouldn't trade positions with the united states. say, woe maury
are producing more energy than ever before and we are thating climate pollution threatens the future of our children and our grandchildren. so we've made progress, and that's why i believe this can be a breakthrough year for america. after five years of great and determined effort, no other country is better positioned for the 21st century. that's not just my opinion. you talk to big investors, you talk to ceo's, you talk to leaders of other countries and they look at us and say, you have so much going for you. but we all know we've still got more to do. we've got work to do, because the trends that have battered the middle class for decades have not been reversed. in some cases they have grown starker. after four and half years of economic growth, corporate havets, stock prices, they really been higher, those at the top have never done better. but average wages have barely budged. too many middle-class families are working harder than ever and are treading water. many families cannot seem to work their way into the middle class at all. areladders of opportunity now the roving -- are now er
, but you got the money and the time and the energy to pursue this rule. i read nearly 100,000 comments on this rule and that xl pipeline that is pretty controversial, maybe 7000 comments. this is a rule that is widely controversial. it has to be given the time, energy, and money, but you continue to pursue it, but there isn't enough money to answer the phones. i know we hear from time to time the argument is if you give the irs more money, they will collect more revenue. the argument is if you give the irs one dollar, you will get back four dollars or five dollars and maybe six dollars in revenue. if you do not give the irs money, the revenues will go down. it makes sense to say if you develop irs, it sounds like it -- if you give the irs money, sound like it makes sense. but there's no evidence that is true. often times, the opposite is true. the appropriations was increased with the irs and the collections went down. obviously there are other factors than just how much money the irs got. you got to look at inflation and population and tax policy. a lot of different fact race. last ye
to be something that will bode well for the country. everything from energy subsidies that they are dealing with, to massivees of that amounts of corruption that takes place in the country. those things have to be dealt with, and candidly, one of the roles of the imf is best that playing is being that mechanism that helps force those changes. without an outside forcing mechanism like that, it is unlikely we are going to -- that you great is going to be able to advance into the future in a productive way. it is going to take some strong leadership, and hope lee a unity government is put together that will represent multi-facets of the country. new effort of this to attach iran sanctions to the veterans bill, do you think that that is appropriate to do, the right thing to do? two of the main veterans groups have been against it. , the senate -- i have been here seven years now, as i mentioned earlier. the senate has been known to be in a death spiral. when you have a leader, and i have said the strictly to the office, when you totallyeader that is bent on ensuring there is no pay -- debate you're
. department, which is where my security concerns currently reside. it looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. we also have each of the five armed forces has his own intelligence branch. you put all of that together. it comes to 16. -- weoblem with the silos learned from 9/11 that all of that intelligence was never brought together. retrospectively, we look back and saw all of the clues, all of the pieces were there and were never put into a coherent whole. .e need integrated intelligence on a more practical level of why you need integrated intelligence, i have a friend i went to graduate school with. he was commander of a summer rain. he was given an order to go photograph a brand-new ship from hostile country. he went into shallow water. he went in there good to great risk -- even in there. he took great risks. he was able to get out. came out and did his duty. to the nasansferred security council and was working on things when this particular question came up. they looked at the files with extensive photographs of this ship that he had risked his life and his crew to go photograph.
getting goods china to europe. but there are others and one other to highlight is the of energy and power. uring meetings at davos regional political and business leaders came together and what they got excited about was when that some of the central asian republics that are at two to six india and ometer but pakistan is 13 to 16 and that is for trade.portunity and there are others that are eing discovered but in that searcher regional cooperation is what would help create the and tives for peace stability. very much.u let me see if i can dress the process of the peace such as it is. i talked about this a little bit before the session. i would make four points. one, it is really important to said about id intervention to start and fighting here the taliban who continue to attack and attack and attack. said, mostly noncombatants but terrible national afghanistan security forces and kill and maim american and international firsts. this is an enemy out there fighting and i think that any of a peace process has to begin with the question hether they are interested in doing some kind of arran
. russia iso say that putting pressure on ukraine. there are challenges with respect to their energy sources. we are committed firmly to the direction they have chosen for themselves. we will talk about the neighborhood, the region. i look forward to a timely conversation as i depart for tf. >> thank you for this conversation. grateful.remely we are building a functioning institution. tolerantilding a society, making sure that we are ofe to ensure the benefits the citizens of mobile the. a strategicch dialogue, which i am sure will be extremely important in building a more functioning society. we were able to resume the activities of the trade commission because we are indeed accessterested to spend -- we would like to see more american investment in the economy. the response from the usc cr is extremely promising. we will launch today to make sure that there are working groups. numeric and step forth -- it is about the security cooperation. some verythe region .egative developments unfolding since we are the neighbor of ukraine -- [indiscernible] everything that happens in ukraine i
and nondefense programs, including manufacturing, energy efficiency and preschool education. he writes, it's unclear what mechanism the budget will employ to add spending while adhering to the spending caps. that's from "c.q." we're live here on c-span. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for being here. as you know today we have the presentation of the president's budget. for today's briefing, as part of that introduction and presentation, i have with me the director of the office of management and budget, sylvia burwell. i have jason furman, the chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. cecilia munoz, the director of the domestic policy council, and gene sperling, the director of the economic council. each of my guests will have an opening statement and then we'll take questions related to budget matters. i'll try to direct traffic in that "q&a" session. i will -- in that question and answer session. on ll have comments ukraine, but if you could hold questions on those subjects not related to the budget until after we're done with q&a on the budget that will be terrifi
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